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In this new BWB Text, Manualaivao Albert Wendt offers his readers a short but tantalising tour of his early life – and the influences that shaped him as a novelist and poet.  
The context and contours, the sights and s... read more

Out of the Vaipe, the Deadwater : A Writer’s Early Life (BWB Texts)

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

For novelist Stephanie Johnson, her relationship with Australia and Australians has been an ambivalent one. She has lived there for periods in her life, and her first book, a collection of short stories, was actually published in Australia. ... read more

Playing for Both Sides : Love Across the Tasman (BWB Texts)

Category:

 Politics

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

New Zealand's dairy industry is big business.  But what are the hidden - and not so hidden - costs of intensive farming?  Evidence presented here by ecologist Mike Joy demonstrates that intensive dairy farming has degraded our f... read more

Polluted Inheritance : New Zealand's Freshwater Crisis (BWB Texts)
$14.99(NZD) inc GST

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:very good

When natural disaster strikes, how much is the public entitled to know - even when the scientists aren't sure?  What obligations do they have to a general public thirsty for information about what will happen... read more

Portacom City: Reporting on the Christchurch and Kaikoura Earthquakes: 2017 (BWB Texts)

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 No Category

Series:BWB Texts

'Your words of "discomfort, loss, and disconnection" don't resonate with me at all.' Ruth Richardson to Andrew Dean, 16 December 2014.
A time of major upheaval now stands between young and old in New Zealand.  In Ruth, Roger and Me, Andrew ... read more

Ruth, Roger and Me : Debts and Legacies (BWB Texts)
$15.00(NZD) inc GST

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

In an era of populist politics, Brexit, Donald Trump, 24-hour news cycles and perpetual election campaigning, how do we govern well for the future? How do we take the long view, ensuring that present-day policy decisions reflect the needs an... read more

Safeguarding the Future: Governing in an Uncertain World

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The scientific consensus is clear - our climate is changing and action is needed urgently. Yet at the same time, it can seem that the solutions needed are too large and the problem too insurmountable for New Zealand to tackle. Bronwyn Hayward is an... read more

Sea Change: Climate Politics and New Zealand: 2017
$14.99(NZD) inc GST

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima ...the Fonterra botulism scare ...the Christchurch earthquakes - in all these recent crises the role played by scientists has been under the spotlight.What is the first duty of scientists in a crisis - to the government, to their emplo... read more

Silencing Science (BWB Texts)

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

Can a sugar tax improve public health? Even if it can, is it the right thing to do? One of New Zealand's foremost health scientists, Mike Berridge, teams up with tax expert Lisa Marriott to explore the issue.This BWB Text explains the relationship between sugar and ill-healt... read more

Sugar, Rum and Tobacco

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The world has changed a lot in the last thirty years, but New Zealand's tax system hasn't. Since the 1980s New Zealand's taxation policy has remained the same, despite substantial economic and social changes. The system may be familiar, but is it fair?Deborah Russell and Terry Ba... read more

Tax and Fairness

Category:

 New Zealand

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The celebrated digital magazine e-Tangata is home to some of the most incisive and profound commentary on life in New Zealand. Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha writers grapple with topics that range from politics and social issues to history and popular culture. The best o... read more

The Best of e-Tangata (BWB Text)

Category:

 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured... read more

The Bike and Beyond: Life On Two Wheels (BWB Texts)
$14.99(NZD) inc GST